High Sierra Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 548, 103 Meadowridge Lane
Portola, CA 96122
(530) 832-HSAR || (530) 832-4727 Fax: (530) 832-5973
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Adoption Fee: $225 for small dogs, $125 for all other dogs. $50 for cats. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, heartworm tested and temperment tested. All of our cats are spayed or neutered and vaccinated. There is a $100 training deposit on all puppies up to 1 year old. The full deposit will be refunded once the puppy has successfully completed either a puppy or basic obedience class.
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED AS AN ADOPTER TODAY, YOU MUST:
* Be 18 years of age or older.
* Have identification showing your present address.
* Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord.
* Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet for the entire life of that animal.
Information about you:
Thank you for taking the time to fill out our questionnaire. The purpose of this application is to learn a little about your family and home so that our organization can make the best possible match for both you and our rescue animal. Our main concern is placing our animals in a compatible home with a family that will give them a LIFETIME commitment of love and proper care. This consultation process is designed to help us determine if the adoption is in the best interest of both the animal and the adopter. Please be aware that while completing this application does not bind you to adopt one of our animals, neither does it guarantee that we will place one of our animals in your home at this time. If you are interested in learning more about one of our rescue animals, please answer the questions honestly and thoroughly.
Please call us at (530) 832-4727 prior to visiting the shelter to insure that your application has been received and that an adoption counselor will be on-site. Thank you!
Some animals may need some extra time and patience to adjust to yet another new home. Some may need housetraining or other types of training, and some may just need a little extra love and patience. All animals, regardless of their background and history, go through an adjustment period when they go to a new environment. There will be a period of a few days, weeks or in some cases months during which your new pet's personality is emerging and growing while you get to know one another. In order to help you and your pet get through this transition period as smoothly as possible, we will help you in any way possible. Please remember that this is a stressful time for an animal and hopefully we will be able to work together to make this a lifetime relationship for you and your rescue pet. You can call on us at any time to help you in any way. With this in mind, please answer the questions on the application to the best of your ability.
We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone for any reason. A representative of our group may conduct home visits prior to or following an adoption, and our group has the right to reclaim an animal following an adoption if unsuitable home conditions, evidence of neglect, abuse or other mistreatment of the animal are found on said visit.
Phone number(s) and type(s):
Best way/time to contact you:
Do you have any children? If yes, what are their ages?
What is the activity level of your home? Quiet? Active? Hectic?
Do you own or rent? An apartment or a house?
If you rent, what is your landlord's name and telephone number?
Do you have a fenced yard? If yes, please tell us the type of fence and how high it is.
Would you allow us to visit your home?
What pets do your currently have in your household? For each, please give us the following information: Type (dog, cat, etc.), age, whether the animal is altered, and whether it is an indoor pet, outdoor pet, or both.
Other than the animals previously described, what other pets have you had in the last five years? For each, please tell us the type of animal and what happened to him or her.
Have you ever dropped off a pet at a shelter? If so, what were the circumstances?
Who is your veterinarian? How may we contact your vet for a reference?
Does anyone in your home have pet allergies?
Is the whole family in agreement with adopting a rescue pet? If not, who isn't, and what are their reasons?
Dog adoptions only:
You would like a dog for: house pet, guard dog, companion, gift, companion for another dog, or other (please explain):
What will you do if your new dog chews your belongings or shows other destructive behavior?
Are you likely to enroll your dog in obedience training?
Describe your dog's daily life. Where will he/she stay? How will he/she exercise, socialize and interact with you? Where will he/she sleep?
Is there a specific animal you are interested in adopting from us?
If yes, please indicate the animal's name and type, and tell us why this particular animal.
Where did you hear about this animal?
HSAR Website, PetFinder, PetCo, KOLO 8, Newspaper Ad (if so, what paper?), other (if so, where?)
If there is not a specific dog on our website that you are interested in, please let us know what you are looking for: size, age, activity level, coat (short, long), training level, preferred breed.
How long do you feel an animal should be given for an adjustment period?
Are you willing to work with a new pet on any issues he or she may have?
What behaviors would be unacceptable to you?
What actions would you take to correct these behaviors?
Questions or comments:
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. We hope that by going through this process, we will reduce the chance of an inappropriate match both for you and for our animals. If you have any comments regarding this adoption application or our adoption process, please feel free to let us know as we are always looking for ways to improve! Again, thank you for considering a rescue pet and saving a life.
Please call us at (530) 832-4727 prior to visiting the shelter to insure that your application has been received and that an adoption counselor will be on-site to assist you. Thank you for your consideration!
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